Nicolas Alfaro

Nicolas Alfaro

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Miami-based artist Peter Patrick Barreda, who draws these amazing mandalas in pen and ink on acid-free paper, is ‘fascinated by origins and causes, and the deeply-hidden reasons behind everything’. His works are astoundingly detailed eye-candy. His Okshirahm Sky Mandala is especially gorgeous.

Miami-based artist Peter Patrick Barreda, who draws mandalas in pen and ink on acid-free paper, is ‘fascinated by origins and causes, and the deeply-hidden reasons behind everything’. This is his Okshirahm Sky Mandala.

Kolam is a rangoli traditionally composed of geometric lines and shapes, drawn around a grid pattern of dots. It is drawn by south Indian women with rice or chalk powder in front of their homes.

large oversize white Kolam on concrete floors Kolam is a rangoli traditionally composed of geometric lines and shapes, drawn around a grid pattern of dots. It is drawn by south Indian women with rice or chalk powder in front of their homes.

An Indian woman applies coloured powder to her rangol, in front of her house in Hyderabad on January 1, 2013.  — AFP Photo

An Indian woman applies coloured powder to her "rangoli", a Hindu ritual design. Rangolis are drawn in front of homes early in the morning with a beautiful motif to welcome relatives and friends to mark the New Year.